Morocco’s LPG consumption on the rise
Morocco’s Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) sector is experiencing a rapid growth due to demographic expansion, the rise of living standards and the increasingly easy access to butane in rural areas, said energy and mining minister, Mohammed Boutaleb.
Speaking at a seminar Monday on LPG use in rural areas, the official said a strategy has been drawn to develop the energy sector in these areas while keeping an eye on environment priorities.
Butane consumption, he said, according to MAP, has reached 1.22 million tons a year, i.e. 18% of Morocco’s oil products consumption (6.7 million tons), against 6% only in 1980.
The minister added that LPG is distributed by some 20 companies and 500 agents, and that some 30 filling stations are operational with an annual capacity of 1.4 million tons. (menareport.com)
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